To anyone who thinks that the the HHS is doing us a favor by putting all those dental pain specialists (think TMD) on the CFSAC committee or that the CAA is helping by joining forces with the larger pain management research community, you might think again after reading the following abstract (my highlights and underline - just in case you missed the point). TMD may be more common in fibro or CFS (I don't know, never looked into it) but these authors clearly believe that pain reported by CFS patients is psychosomatic (not just somatic). These people are not our allies and this view is not benign! This appears to have been published in July in a relatively obscure Indian journal but this morning it was at the top of my PubMed search results for "myalgic encephalomyelitis." Somebody please tell me that this is just some sort of sick joke.